Big-pharma

Bill Gates Almost Single-Handedly Derailed the Plan That Could Have Led to a ‘People’s Vaccine’

For all his philanthropy, Gates is deeply committed to protecting the rights of patent holders. By Linda McQuaig Hard to believe now, but in the first few months of the pandemic it looked like the world was going to act…

A Caring World Needs a Sharing World to End the COVID-19 Pandemic

A virus that mutates forever is a perpetual money-making machine for Big Pharma. Everybody else wants the world’s population to be vaccinated to control the spread of the pandemic. By Prabir Purkayastha After three months of dithering, the Biden administration…

Why Big Pharma Shouldn’t Have Any Control Over COVID-19 Vaccines

While a public desperate for protection against COVID-19 is quick to shame “vaccine hunters,” the real culprits are the companies refusing to share their publicly funded intellectual property and the governments allowing them to get away with it. By Sonali…

Taking bleach-related products for covid-19 can kill you

In a disorienting world, it can be tempting to trust information on the internet that appears to be in your best interest. Of course, anyone is free to do anything they want as long as they don’t cause harm to…

Big pharma’s rising prices mean doing nothing is not an option

We have the tools to tackle big pharma’s high prices. Labour has shown it’s prepared to use them. Heidi Chow for openDemocracy 30 September 2019 Expensive medicines are a growing problem the world over and for too long big pharma…